Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wanna Forget How to Remember

I called our hair-cuttin'-lady today to make appointments for the boys to get trimmed up tomorrow. I've been seeing the same lady for over 15 years now, she has a daughter a year younger than me and a son a few years younger.

Today when I called, I was told her son-in-law was killed Friday in a motorcycle accident. He and his wife have four kids and one on the way.

I'm shocked. I'm crying -- this hits way too close to home. My mom died when I was four, Aaron's father passed away before he was born. We both know what it's like to be in those kids' shoes, to be raised without one of the most influential people in your lives.

I don't ask this often, but if you pray or send out thoughts to people -- could you do that for them please? I cannot even comprehend what that family is going through, they need all the positive help they can get.

21 comments:

tonkelu said...

Oh, honey, I'm so sorry for all of you. This must be opening old wounds... Of course we'll pray and send out good thoughts. Does the family need anything?

amy h said...

How awful -- I can't even imagine. I'm sending good thoughts.

MichelleB said...

That poor family. Absolutely. Good thoughts going their way.

Ellie said...

Tragic.

My husband's father passed away one month prior to his birth.

Liz said...

I'm sending hugs your way. and theirs...

Ali said...

Consider it done. Hugs.

miss chris said...

absolutely. And hugs for you, dear, too...

Alicia A. said...

Oh, Laura. That's so sad.

You know if I was the praying kind I would- I'll be thinking good thoughts for them.

Diane said...

Sending positive thoughts to the family and a big hug to you. Is there anything we can do for them?

Gina Perry said...

So terribly tragic - I'll say a prayer too.

Chickenbells said...

I'm so very sorry this happened...good thoughts on their way.

sltbee69 said...

How awful! Death at any age is so hard but a young person with a family just seems so unfair. That and young kids too. I will definitely keep his family in my prayers. (((HUGS)))

Norma said...

You can count on some prayers from me. Take care.

Xan said...

That's so terrible! I will say a prayer for their family.

Renee said...

Praying over here too. That's awful.

amy said...

i'm so sorry. her family will be in my thoughts...

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I'm so sorry. What a tragic story. Sending healing thoughts.

I'm attending a funeral tomorrow for a girlfriend who passed from cancer.......she has 5 kids.

I've been crying with you.

Mary said...

I'm so, so sorry. My first husband died when the boys were 3 and 13 months, and I hate for anyone to have to know that kind of loss. They are in my thoughts.

kristi said...

That is tragic. I'll keep them in my thoughts.

futuregirl said...

Good vibes coming that way!

amandajean said...

oh, those poor kids....I lost my momma at age 5 and it was HARD!